OUTREACH AND RESPONSE INTERNSHIP

      Spring/SUMMER 2019       

 SR3 is a 501c3 nonprofit based in West Seattle. Our mission is to promote the health and welfare of marine wildlife in the Pacific Northwest. Interns play a critical role in our mission by supporting our public education program and assisting with field response.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Public outreach: Primary area of responsibility

·       Gain a comprehensive understanding of SR3’s mission, history, goals, and programs to effectively respond to public inquiries and requests for information.

·       Engage with the public at community events, promoting and inspiring marine conservation.

·       Assist with and independently deliver/plan outreach programs.

·       Development, creation and maintenance of educational materials.

·       Assist with fundraising events.

·       Training new event volunteers.

·       Increase connections with local community groups.

·       Represent SR3 at private and public events.

·       Contribute to social media platforms and blogs.

·       Administrative tasks such as preparing letters, filing, maintaining databases and cleaning/organizing.

·       Meaningfully contribute to the growth of SR3. 

 

Marine animal stranding response and necropsy:

·       Assist staff with all aspects of marine animal stranding response, including live animal health assessment, supportive care, data collection, post-mortem exam and sampling.

·       Data entry.

·       Routine upkeep of all resources needed for response.

Start date and & weekly schedule:  

Internships have flexible start and end dates beginning in April and running through September. The beginning and end dates of each internship will be based upon the intern’s academic schedule and the needs of the organization.

·       Interns are expected to work 30-40 hours per week with a minimum commitment of 3 months.

·       Please include any known schedule conflicts in your cover letter.

·       Weekend and some holiday work required.

Compensation & accommodations:

This is an unpaid opportunity and housing and transportation are the responsibility of the intern.  

 

Work location/environment:

SR3’s office is in West Seattle and interns will be expected to be in the office when they are not at an outreach event or on a field response. Interns will be responsible for providing their own transportation to all outreach events.

Some duties include working in outside weather conditions and may be exposed to extreme heat and environmental allergens.

 

Required qualifications:

·       Must be at least 18 years of age.

·       Physically fit and able to lift/carry 50 lbs.

·       Previous experience with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Google Docs.

·       Have valid driver’s license and your own reliable transportation.

Preferred qualifications:

·       Minimum of junior or senior standing at a college or university or recent graduate with a background in marine biology, conservation, education or related field.  

·       Previous necropsy experience.

·       Experience driving large trucks.

·       Flexible schedule.

·       Knowledge of the local marine environment and marine life are desired. Strong interest and enthusiasm for ocean conservation and sharing knowledge of marine life with others.

·       Able to follow directions and protocols effectively. Willingness to learn and participate in various aspects of work.

·       Previous experience interacting with the public and public speaking. Good communication skills with children and adults. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

·       Work with a positive attitude and a high level of communication and teamwork.

 

Additional information:

·       Field response is unpredictable and changes seasonally. We cannot guarantee the type or number of responses or experiences you may be involved in. We will do our best to provide a varied experience.

·       Interns looking to receive academic credit are responsible for making all the necessary arrangements with their school.

To apply:

Send your resume or CV, cover letter and 2 professional letters of reference by April 20, 2019 to info@sealifer3.org or mail to 2255 Harbor Ave SW Suite 101 Seattle, WA 98126